Emily P.

PupNames.com Contributor

I've always loved the name Zoe, long before I even considered its value as a dog name.

Of Greek origin, meaning 'life', Zoe is a perfect moniker for lively, spirited pups with a nice temperament. It's short, snappy, and easy for dogs to recognize.

Plus, it's the name of Zoe Washburne, the badass space cowgirl from Firefly, so it'll give your pup some serious intergalactic street cred.

And let's not forget Zoe from Sesame Street, teaching us all about friendship and kindness.

It's easy to see why Zoe has become such a favorite with the PupNames community. If you want a name that embodies vivacity, strength, and a dash of puppet charm, Zoe is the way to go. It's a short name for a dog with a big personality!

Traits associated with the name Zoe:

Dogs named Zoe tend to be loving, affectionate, and good-natured. This feminine name is also associated with companionship.

What does it say about you to have a dog named Zoe?

That you have a creative side and appreciate unique names. It could also suggest that you are a fan of Greek mythology, as Zoe is the Greek goddess of life.

Is Zoe a good dog name?

Zoe has two syllables, which is highly recommended by dog trainers. The name also ends in a vowel sound, so it's easy for dogs to recognize. Zoe is a widely loved dog name for good reason. If you like it, go for it!

Popularity: Overall

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Zoe is one of the more popular dog names out there. According to our data, Zoe outranks the great majority of names.

Popularity: Historical Trend

Zoe was, in the past month, the 96th most viewed dog name on PupNames.com.

As of May 2024, Zoe is becoming ever more niche with new puppy owners. Our stats suggest that the name is less fashionable than it was at this time last year.

In general, this name has held steady in popularity with PupNames.com visitors.

In the past week, Zoe was viewed 0 times, and liked 2 times.

Popularity: United States

The map below shows Zoe's popularity across the United States, according to PupNames data.

Zoe is most adored in West Virginia, Massachusetts and Colorado.

By contrast, the name has been shown the least amount of interest in Ohio, Maine and Utah.

Popularity: Around The World

And this world map shows which countries have the greatest love for the name Zoe.

Most popular breeds named Zoe:

  1. Labrador Retriever
  2. German Shepherd
  3. Chihuahua
  4. Dachshund
  5. Golden Retriever

Famous dogs named Zoe:

  • television icon A cavalier king charles spaniel named Zoe featured in the television show Littlest Pet Shop.

Zoe is found in these categories:

posh dog names

Derived from Greek, synonymous with life, and favored by celebrities.

cute dog names

Evokes playful charm, inspired by Sesame Street's adorable, ballet-loving monster.

Dog names like Zoe:

Battle maid
Lively, Joyful Child
Gift of God/Zeus.
a member of the Pueblo people living in western New Mexico
Zoe dog name meaning

Comments icon Comments (4)

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Sebastián (Departamento de Santander, Colombia)
Today they gave us a Rottweiler puppy and her name will be Zoé 🤎🤍💛
September 23, 2023 ◆ Translated

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KATHERINE (Bogota D.C., Colombia)
I have a Roswailer puppy I gave her ZOE I thought it was very cute and super short for her ..
July 03, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Vilma (Departamento Central, Paraguay)
very good name
January 08, 2023 ◆ Translated

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Rocio Mariana (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
I'm going to have a poodle dog and she's had that name Zoe for a long time.
April 02, 2022 ◆ Translated

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